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De Gea talks about superb Jose save and gets ready for tonight’s Champions League clash

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea talked about the spectacular save he made during the clubs 2-2 draw with Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. The match saw United drop their first points of the new season, also concede the first goals of the season. United conceded the first late in the first half of the match with Marcus Rashford levelling the score in stoppage time in the first half. Before the hour mark, United took the lead through Romelu Lukaku, putting the side ahead after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s opener.has spoken out about the fantastic save he made in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

De Gea denied fellow Spaniard Jese Rodriguez from point-blank range with the Spanish number one sticking out his right-arm to deflect the chance, giving away a corner to Stoke. Choupo-Moting was then able to level the score after the corner, ghosting into the box and heading home the equaliser. United return to action in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, welcoming Swiss side FC Basel, six years after playing the site in the group stages of the same competition. De Gea spoke to the official Manchester United website about his save against Stoke, saying:

“I don’t know. I’ve made some good saves over the whole of my career, and that one was a really good one.

“It was unlucky that after the save they scored a goal [from resulting the corner], but it was a really good save.

“Yeah, after the game I did speak about it with Jese [Rodriguez], and he said: ‘How did you make that save?’ It was a good moment for me. There was no time to think, I just reacted and tried to put a strong hand on it, and keep it out of the goal.”

United manager Jose Mourinho stated in his press conference ahead of the Champions League opener that De Gea would start the match, with it previously being speculated that Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero would start the match with United rotating ahead of the remainder of a busy month. Mourinho had previously confirmed that defensive duo Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will both start the match against Basel with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly both suspended for the match.revealed in his press conference that

De Gea did not play many matches in the UEFA Europa League last season with Romeo being the commanding goalkeeper in the Red Devils trophy-winning finale after beating Ajax 2-0 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Romero is a great number two, but he does not get tested all that much. De Gea will be due a break after this weekend with United entertaining Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, hosting Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup a week tomorrow, which could see Romero or even Joel Pereira start in goal. De Gea will be United’s main goalkeeper, hopefully for years to come and this season, despite not likely to win the Champions League, the goalkeeper could receive the plaudits he is due for some great performances this season.

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